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"IT IS GOOD TO GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES TO YOUR NAME, O MOST HIGH; TO DECLARE YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS IN THE MORNING, AND YOUR FAITHFULNESS EVERY NIGHT."1
"Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely maid with golden hair; I envied her—she seemed so happy, and how I wished I were so fair; When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle; she had one foot and wore a crutch, but as she passed, a smile. Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two feet—the world is mine.
"And when I stopped to buy some sweets, the lad who served me had such charm; he seemed to radiate good cheer, his manner was so kind and warm; I said, 'It's nice to deal with you, such courtesy I seldom find'; he turned and said, 'Oh, thank you sir.' And then I saw that he was blind. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine, I have two eyes, the world is mine.
"Then, when walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes of blue; he stood and watched the others play, it seemed he knew not what to do; I stopped a moment, then I said, 'Why don't you join the others, dear?' He looked ahead without a word, and then I knew he could not hear. Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two ears, the world is mine.
"With feet to take me where I'd go; with eyes to see the sunsets glow, with ears to hear what I would know. I am blessed indeed. The world is mine; oh, God, forgive me when I whine."2
Many times we compare ourselves with others and tend to lust for something we do not have. This is being unthankful to God for who He has made us to be. All discontentment in life come from the heart that has found no reason to thank God for anything and everything. As we have seen in the above story, if only we can realize for a second to remember how God has gifted us with a feet to walk to our destination, eyes to see the world around us and ears to hear the melody of birds and words of everyone around us, we will have reason to thank God even if we have the gift of one or more of the above ability to experience this gift of life. May our hearts be filled with praise and thankfulness for who He is and what He has done for us unconditionally.
Pray With Me : "Dear God, please give to me a thankful heart—a heart to remember your lovingkindness every morning and your faithfulness every night—and that your blessings are new every morning and your faithfulness is unto all generations. And above all else beside I thank you with all my heart and soul that your 'so great salvation' and gift of eternal life has been given to me and also to 'whosoever will may come.' Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Psalm 92:1-2 (NKJV).
2. Source Unknown.
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Friday, December 6, 2013
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